The Press Conference is over, and here are the highlights. There is some important 3DS news…Enjoy!
*UPDATE* Trailers and other videos now at the bottom of the post
- Wii Remote Plus (Wii Remote and Wii Motion+ combined basically)
- The Last Story to be released January 27th, 2011
- 3DS will support Miis
- “Tag Mode” will enable the 3DS to receive data from other 3DS’s in sleep mode
- “Tag Mode” will also retain data from games, so you don’t need to have a specific game in the system in order to get the tag data.
- Pseudo-multi-tasking, you can hit the home button to launch certain apps while in game
- The 3DS’s camera can be used to take a picture of yourself to use a template for your Mii
- Mii’s can be saved to an SD card and converted to a QR code which you can send to a friend and they can take a picture of the QR code and instantly receive your Mii
- Tag Mode Mii Plaza, collects Mii’s from 3DS’s you have receive tag data from
- 3DS hardware can auto merge two photos into one
- Cradle for 3DS
- Street Fighter IV 3DS will use Wi-Fi to receive fight requests
- 3DS can connect to Wi-Fi in sleep mode and automatically download game data such as rankings.
- 3DS launch February 26th, 2011 for Japan, cost is 25,000 Yen
- March 2011 launch for North America and Europe, no price given
- Two colors available at launch: Aqua Blue and Cosmo Black
- 3DS will come with 2GB SD
- GB, GBA, and other classic games will be 3D enhanced and will be sold on the VC service (games shown: Link’s Awakening DX and Super Mario Land)
- 3DS will supposedly revitalize sales for 3rd party games
- Developers shown: Capcom, Kojima Productions, Square Enix, Level-5
- Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D in development (Separate from Revelations that was shown at E3)
- Level-5 believes the 3D effect will allow for better puzzle design.
- Tetsuya Nomura (who has worked on Final Fantasy, The World Ends With You, and Kingdom Hearts) announced a Kingdom Hearts game for the 3DS. He also expressed interest in bringing other titles.
Additional Aftermath Roundup:
- Capcom annouced via Twitter that Mega Man Legends 3 will be on the 3DS
- Oculin will love this — Project LovePlus 3DS announced (video)
- DSiWare titles will be able to be transferred to the 3DS.
Video of 3DS Game Lineup:
Street Fighter IV 3DS Trailer: